Once again Theatre Company of Saugus (TCS) has been honored with multiple DASH nominations. This is like the local Tony awards, “Distinguished Achievement and Special Honors”, offered by the Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theatres (EMACT). Reviewers watch performances of each show and make detailed ratings of all aspects. Those with the highest ratings are nominated. There were 192 shows this season.
Three nominations were earned by the TCS production of Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon, directed by Ryan Began, presented in February 2017.
- Supporting Actress in a Play – Angela Rossi as Bella
- Youth Actor or Actress in a Play – Zack Perry as Arty
- Youth Actor or Actress in a Play – James Cormier as Jay
In addition, several TCS members were nominated for shows done by other companies:
- Steven Bergman for Musical Direction of Sunset Boulevard at Arlington Friends of the Drama
- Shawn Gelzleichter for Musical Direction of Little Shop of Horrors at the Footlight Club
- Samantha Brior-Jones for Choreography of Young Frankenstein at the Norton Singers
- Jason Hair-Wynn for Best Actor in a Play for Extremities at Acme
The nominations were announced on a webcast on 19 July 2017. The winners will be announced at the annual EMACT DASH Gala, which will be on Saturday 26 August starting at 6:30 PM, at Cary Hall in Lexington, Massachusetts. Tickets can be purchased at www.emact.org.